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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Complex Twist Slider

Slow down your sink!


Complex Twist Slider
As we continue to venture toward the saltwater side of things, it was only natural that we tie a slider pattern.  I was intrigued by the construction of the head and tweaked it a bit before I settled on the method that we will show you in the video (It has a bruiser blend beard...)  I also decided to incorporate the same tail and body from the complex twist bugger to make up the bulk of this fly.  

The slider is a great way to help your bug "suspend" more in the water because of the half buoyant head, and can be a great application for freshwater trout as well.  The key to tying these bugs is to vary your weight system based on the type of water you fish, and how your fish like to eat.  You can use everything from small bead-chain eyes to large tungsten eyes.  

Deer hair...  This can be a four letter word for some tyers, but I assure you that this pattern makes it "doable."  The eyes help the hair stay right in place, and you don't have to worry about stacking, packing, or spinning (unless you want to.)  It's a great starter fly for people wanting to get used to tying with hair.

~ Cheech

Material List


DONT FORGET NEW RAZOR BLADES!!! (BUY HERE)

Hook: Daiichi X452 2/0 - 2  (BUY HERE)
Thread: UNI 6/0 White and Veevus GSP 100 denier (BUY HERE)
Eyes: Brass Barbell eyes - 4.8mm (BUY HERE)
Tail: Marabou - Lt. cahill, med brown (BUY HERE)
Body: UV polar chenille - gold uv (BUY HERE)
Body 2: Schlappen - fiery brown (BUY HERE)
Body 3: Holographic cactus chenille - silver/gold (BUY HERE)
Head: Deer belly hair - brown and natural (BUY HERE)
Throat: Bruiser Blend Jr. - Tan (BUY HERE)
Weed Guard: 25# monofilament

Alternate Trout Recipe:

Hook: Allen B200 #6-10 (BUY HERE)
Thread: UNI 6/0 White and Veevus GSP 100 denier (BUY HERE)
Eyes: Brass Barbell eyes - 4.8mm (BUY HERE)
Tail: Marabou - lemon yellow, med olive (BUY HERE)
Body: Palmer chenille - olive (BUY HERE)
Body 2: Schlappen - olive (BUY HERE)
Body 3: Holographic cactus chenille - olive (BUY HERE)
Head: Deer belly hair - olive Body: UV polar chenille - gold uv (BUY HERE)
Throat: Bruiser Blend Jr. - pale lemon (BUY HERE)



2 comments:

  1. Looks solid! I wonder is a scaled down version would be effective for Carp?

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